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Old 06-17-2004, 10:52 AM
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I'm sure most have seen this on the sports shows, but if not, here's the video

http://chicagotv.feedroom.com/index....80&auto_band=x
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:11 AM
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That is pretty funny that the guy didnt realize what an ass he is, but it worked out for the kid, he got a bat and a ball directly from a player, I bet that guy felt like an even bigger ass after that.
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:12 AM
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That's the first I saw it, I hope that guy gets banned from every ballpark in America. Man, I caught my first foul ball at age 23, and I immediately gave it to the 3 year old kid a row in front of me. The upper deck at Camden Yards gave a pretty good round of applause, and the ushers brought me free drinks and hotdogs and stuff. They were playing the Royals, so I wasn't wearing my Sox stuff.
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:19 AM
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Thanks inta for posting the link. Didn't see it until now.

What an ass! The jerk's girlfriend looks like she wants to die! If there's a kid nearby, they should always get the ball. Who doesn't know that?!
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:23 AM
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Thanks inta for posting the link. Didn't see it until now.

What an ass! The jerk's girlfriend looks like she wants to die! If there's a kid nearby, they should always get the ball. Who doesn't know that?!
Today, the guy said he was sorry and gave the ball plus a coupld of ranger tickets to the kid.

You know this could be one of the better things to happen to this kids, besides the stuff the Rangers gave him, he also got a trip to New York for some morning show and tickets to the Mets.
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:29 AM
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he also got a trip to New York for some morning show and tickets to the Mets.
Seriously? Now that seems like overkill.
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:36 AM
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Thanks inta for posting the link. Didn't see it until now.

What an ass! The jerk's girlfriend looks like she wants to die! If there's a kid nearby, they should always get the ball. Who doesn't know that?!
there's a story on sportsline about it saying that the jerk's girlfriend and friend both left the game before him, for obvious reason's i'm sure.

You're right on about the kids. What's an adult going to do with it anyway? stick it in a drawer? sell it on ebay for 10 bucks?
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Old 06-17-2004, 12:48 PM
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You're right on about the kids. What's an adult going to do with it anyway? stick it in a drawer? sell it on ebay for 10 bucks?
Let's play devil's advocate here...

Maybe the guy is a lifelong baseball fan who has dreamed about one day catching a foul ball at a game. How many of us can say we've caught a foul ball? It's truly a pretty cool experience, and I think it's every fan's dream.

What's he going to do with it? Maybe put it in a steiner case and display it on his desk or baseball shelf at home? Not a bad thing at all...

Let's look at the kid- Is he a huge baseball fan? Does he like Pokemon and soccer more than baseball? What's the kid going to do with the ball? Throw it around in the yard? Stick in a drawer? Sell it on Ebay? Where will the ball be in 20 years?

I think what happened to kid is bad. But, there is a defense that needs to be presented for the guy in this situation....maybe he became a kid again when he saw that ball coming towards him. It doesn't make it right...but I think we can emphatize with the guy here.
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Old 06-17-2004, 12:56 PM
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.but I think we can emphatize with the guy here.
umm, no.
hell no.

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umm, no.
hell no.

I knew someone would immediately disagree with me. I just wanted to see how long it would take.
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Old 06-17-2004, 01:01 PM
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umm, no.
hell no.

By the way, I spelled empathized incorrectly.
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Old 06-17-2004, 01:06 PM
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The worst part of it is that the guy showed what a hero he is in front of his girlfriend (making an assumption, it might have been his sister for all we know, but still...). "Oh honey, the way you mowed down that kid for the ball was so studly!"


The chilling lesson here is that society has made it possible for every move one makes to be captured on camera and shown to the world. Let's all be careful out there.
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Old 06-17-2004, 01:09 PM
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It doesn't make it right...but I think we can emphatize with the guy here.
This was supposed to be in teal right? I can see where you are coming from but I think you also cant estimate how much that little kid might like baseball or if nobody did anything the incident might turn away a possible lifetime baseball fan. A jerk diving over stands to steal a ball from a little kid is not a good image for MLB to encourage families to come to games. It is a little overboard what the kid got, but oh well. The overkill can only leave a good impression on him.
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Old 06-17-2004, 01:11 PM
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This was supposed to be in teal right? I can see where you are coming from but I think you also cant estimate how much that little kid might like baseball or if nobody did anything the incident might turn away a possible lifetime baseball fan. A jerk diving over stands to steal a ball from a little kid is not a good image for MLB to encourage families to come to games. It is a little overboard what the kid got, but oh well. The overkill can only leave a good impression on him.
If all the guy did was dive and get the ball, then give it to the kid, it wouldn't be anything. What made him look bad was his reaction after getting the ball.
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By the way, I spelled empathized incorrectly.
I did install a new spell checker last night.
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